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THE FALL8 CITY NT.WS.
shamefaced look came over Ainsworth.
and he smiled feebly.
“ Don't worry about It. captain,
those cadets are doiug the same thing
you boys did a doaru years ago. and
cadets will keep on doing It as long
as the academy lasts Come aud dine
with us (his evening. I wish you to
meet my husband.”
A dunce for the graduating class
A Story of West Point
aud their friends was lu progress. Cap
tain Ainsworth was among the on
lookers. He stood bohiud the chair of
a lady. A young girl of perhaps six
teeu came to Iter to usk some ques
tion aud called her auntie
B y EUNICE B L A K E
the evening Captain Ainsworth was
introduced to the aunt.
“ You are uot oue o f our army circle
Captain Alexander Ainsworth, after
a dosen years' absence from the Unit here at West Point, 1 believe?"
“ No, 1 am a visitor from New York.
ed States Military academy at West
I came to chat>eron tuy niece. I know
Point, was ordered there as instructor
how girls enjoy West Polut, for I was
In artillery. He was twenty wheu he
here wheu a girl myself. I remember
was graduated. Now he was approach my experiences here with great pleas
tug middle life. The day after bis ar ure—that is, all except oue. I met my
rival, not yet having entered upon bis first disappointment here.
duties, he strolled about, recalling here was attentive to me. I listened to his
and there scenes and incidents o f his flattering words. One day he asked
me to stroll down Flirtation walk with
him. 1 was persuaded. H e stopped
Mounting to old Fort Put. he mused:
at a little nook part way down, lie
•'What a day that was when 1 came
up here with Jennie.' H ow my heart
"Don't go any further. 1 beg you."
warmed toward her! I can smell this said the captain. “ You are ttie second
minute the delicate perfume there was person I have met since I have return
about her. I can feel the sllkeu soft ed to the Point whom 1 asked to l>e"-
ness o f her sleeve, the sweet touch of j “ You are l ’ red Nolan?"
her Augers when mine came In contact
“ No; I am Alec Aiuswortb. Aren't
with them. Those beautiful blue eyes! you Edith Andrews?"
H ow conAdingly. how lovingly they
"N o ; I'm Belle Harwood."
looked into mine!”
Descending, be crossed the plain and
“ It is ouly a case o f another cadet
soon found himself on Flirtation walk. and another girl. Doubtless there are
Again be mused: “ It was right here in dozens o f proposals on that walk every
this little recess wheu with Belle 1 year. I wonder if any o f them ever
stopped to tell her that 1 loved her. results lu marriage?”
She knew what was coming and look
Oue bright moonlight night Captain
ed out on the river and the hills be Ainsworth and a party of his friends
yond. waiting for me to speak. 1 told were trying by tbe uncertain light to
her that, though we had met but a read on the monument on tbe n o th
week before. I had come to love her eru end o f the plain at West Point the
with an unquenchable flame.
1 re names o f officers who were killed in
member that at the time the word un the war between tbe states. Several
quenchable seemed to me very well others came up, and there was a geu
chosen. I was then a yearling with era I introduction.
nearly three years of study before me.
"1 am looking," said a lady to Cap
W hat mattered It? W e were in the tain Ainsworth, "fo r the name o f my
summer encampment with little to do cousin who was killed at Antietam."
but make love to the girls who had
The captain started. Ue hud heard
sprung up all over the Point like dai that voice before and had never for
sies In the sweet springtime. In Sep gotten it. Ue told the lady that if
tember they vanished, and we were she would give him the officer's uuuic
again grinding away at our books."
he would try to And it for her, but
H e returned to the plain and strolled wheu she told him he exclaimed:
past the monument to the W est Point
"H e was iu my class. You cau't see
graduates who bad fallen in the war the letters at night, for they are in
and. standing on the declivity directly shadow. Tomorrow you will find the
north o f it. looked out upoD that view name without any trouble.”
up the Hudson river, as beautiful if
When the others passed on Captain
Dot more beautiful than any iu Amer Ainsworth and this lady lingered.
"The view from u little farther this
“ It was right here that I stood with way,” he said, moving northward, “ is
A lice Ward on that moonlight night of beautiful."
the day I graduated. My cadet days
She went with him. and they stood
were over, and I was an officer in the side by side looking up the river.
army. But the hoy had not yet all got
“ I remember,” said the captain,
out o f me. I had been sitting on the showing emotion in his voice, ’Stand
porch o f the hotel with Alice. There ing on this very spot twelve years ago,
w ere a dozen other couples there, and wheu 1 was a cadet, with a lovely girl
to escape the clatter o f tongues 1 pro who was a visitor here. The scenery
posed a walk in the moonlight. We was the same as it is now and was
came here and stood looking out od lighted, as now, by the tuoon. 1 had
this very view, though then instead of just passed from cadet to officer and
flashing in tbe sun it was mellowed by was to leave West Point the next day.
moonlight. I should have known bet
“ 1 had passed four years in tbe acad
ter this time. I was o f age. I did emy aud every summer bud takeu on
know better, but I failed to act on that a new love. In passing from cadet to
I drew her to me and lieutenant I bad my lust affair of tbe
heart, and though I was not aware of
Tbe blood o f shame mounted to bis it 1 was taking on u love that 1 would
cheek when he remembered that he never be able to throw off. Under the
had told her she was tbe only girl he impression that it was a passing affair
had ever loved.
like the others I failed during the fob
“ But," he added, “ though I did not lowing few months even to w rite to
know It at the time, it was the truth.”
the girl in question, assuming that she
He turned away from the scene be considered i t as I did, a mere West
fore bim. taking tbe path that led Point flirtation. When I learned that 1
around by the officers' quarters. On had met the only girl I would ever
the way he met a lady with a boy five love it was too late. I dared not re
or six years old. tbe child running open the matter seriously with one 1
about chattering to his mother. The had so shamefully neglected."
lady was the w ife o f one stationed at
Doubtless this was the only truth
the Point and, recognizing an officer the captain had ever spoken on the
by his uniform, bowed to bim. He subject in question, though after his
doffed his hat and said:
graduation be bad told no more lies.
“ I presume, madam, you are one of
"I, too,” said the lady beside bim,
our army family here?”
“ had a similar experience. My cousin
“ I am."
being a cadet, 1 came with others of
“ I have Just arrived after an absence our fam ily nearly every summer while
o f twelve years."
he was at the academy. I soon learn
“ You are Captain Ainsworth?”
ed what meaning to attach to an avow
“ I am."
al o f love from a cadet. What it is
"1 have heard o f your coming W e now I don’t know; then it was one of
keep posted on the changes as they his privileges which were not consld
You relieve Lieutenant W a ered binding.
ters, I believ*?"
"T b e last summer I came here I re
“ I do."
ceived a proposal from one o f the
"Does the Point look the same to you graduating class. At the time I con
as when you left it?"
sidered it one o f those West Point af
“ West Point can never change, fairs o f flirtation rather than o f the
though Its buildings may. I have been heart. I never expected to hear again
visiting old haunts."
from the cadet, who went to a post iu
the far west, and I never did. But I
“ Yes. I first visited Fort Put. I re
admit that I fouud, like you, that for
membered being up there once with a once in my West Point experience 1
very lovely girl.”
had flown too near tbe candle. My
"8he was” —
wings had been singed. I have never
“ Her name was Jennie— Upon my wed."
word, my memory is getting shaky!”
There was silence for a time, after
“ Was It Mnrston?"
which Captain Ainsworth spoke;
“ Marston! Certainly! How names
"Since It w-as the man's part, not
to fail us when we try to recall them! yours, to make good his words you
Did yon know her?"
are in no way to blame. If be Is ex
“ She has always been an intimate cusable It is that, though he bad no
friend of mine."
right to play with edged tools, he was
"la she married?" asked Ainsworth, living in a little woild where they were
assuming an anxious look.
Being guilty myself, ns
"Ob. yes: she's married, but It re he was, I would gladly atone for Ids
quired some time for her to get over fault. Let me stand In his stead and
that visit to Fort Put!"
vou will make me a happy man.”
"You don't mean It! That was the
»►. not resisting, be drew her to him
episode o f my life. But—I was noth
nd kissed her as he had kissed her
Ing but a plebe."
"Jennie wa* very young too. She Is
And there, a dozen years after a
happily married now."
tnoek love affair on the part o f two
"She must be an Intimate friend ol (riders, on the very same spot nnd un-
ier the same moon, they plighted their
"My husband accuses me of loving troth.
her more than him."
L ite r It was announced that Captain
"You a r e '—
Ainsworth had met an old flame of his
" I was Jennie Marston. 1 am now who was visiting West Point, and the
couple were to be married in the au
There was a twinkle in her eye. A j tumn
A DOZEN YEARS
FALLS C IT Y , OREGON
O d er» exceptionally tine opportunities for the establishment
C o -O p e ra tiv e C annery
C o -O p e ra tiv e C ream ery
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Manufacturers and Hoineueekera who want to know the facts con
ltKAI< E S T A T E I'Olf S A L K
1.2, 3, 4, 13, 11, block
I'll v a i n A N
J Two line building lots in block
G, Fast View add.
W . B. Officer,
I For rent, house, barn, 3 lots; Id;
Fllis street. Property for sale.
* For Sale, 2 good lots, on
street in block K, cultivated.
Oflicti on« door eus! ol I*. 0.
ries, city wutqr, electric light; cl >su
limits, with 5-room house. A bar
gain ut #425, terms. House to rent.
The first sale ol town lots occurred in 1889, though donation
land-claim settlers cinio here many yejrs Indore that date. In
15HHJ the population was 269; in 1910, 960; 1914, about 1,260.
T h e L o c a tio n
* For sale — 9 acres, partially im
proved; house, timber; .-pi mg and
living stream; near western city
limits; price, #1000, hall cash.
* For sale, one acre, cultivated,
fruit, berries; 6-r. house insured
for #1 llHI; elec, light, city water,
cesspool; puce #1050; all cash, or
#700 cash, terms on balance.
Falls City is situated iu the south central part o f Folk County
Oregon, in section 21, township 8, S., range 6.W.. Willamette mer
idian, *27 rail miles southwest ol Salem, and 7>
’t rail miles south
west td Portland, in the narrow western end o f the Little Lucki-
amutt Hiver valley, surrounded on the north, south, ami west by
the foothills of the Coast Hang« mountains. Elevation, 1186.38 It
above sea levil. Transportation— Salem, Falls City A Western
Railroad, which extends from Salem to Black Book, a rail
distance ol 80 milt -, with S. P. main line connections at llallus,
Gerlingtr, und Sab in, and with the Oregon Electric at Salem
If For sale, 7 lots (all of block A )
in Montgomery's addition to Fulls
City; good garden ground, fenced;
city water; price #1100 if bought
within the next 30 tltys.
Falls City is incorporated as a city, ami contains 76B 38 a^rrs,
valuation for taxation #208,837. 1 he city administration is com
posed of mayor, seven counci men, auditor and police judge, mar
shal, treasurer, engineer, health officer.
Salaries: Marshal ami
water auperiuUmlent, #60; auditor. #25; attorney, #25.
II For sale, lot 2 block M, M ud.
W a te r and W ood
The city of Falls City owns the gravity water system. Its first
cost was #30,000 Pure mountain water is piped from springs on
Judge Teal’s ranch, 3 miles away, at an elevation o! about 300
feet above city level.
Oak and fir fire wood is plentiful and cheap.
L u m b e r , F r u i t , V e g e t a b l e s a n d B e r r ie s
Kleetric-power planing ami saw mill, log pond, dry kiln and
lumber yard in t h e c ity , lumber tlmue, logging roadaand logging
outfits, all owned and operated by tbe Falls City Lumber Co.
J'he surrounding bench and hill hinds are as well adapted to
the production of fruits and berries as any other section of the
Pacific Northwest, and development on these lines is going on.
Vegetables and berths of many kinds grow to perfection in
and adjoining Falls City, and many acres are planted to straw-
berriea and loganberries. Market conditions are improving stead
ily, as production is increased.
S c h o o ls , C h u r c h e s , S o c ie t ie s , C lu b s
*• Two lots, H r. house; fruit, ber
f For sale, One acre, adjoining city
The city derives its imiui from the falls ol the Little Luckia-
uiute Hiver, which Hows through the city from the West.
Oltli a o ra l Thuinptuu'a drug tlora. Mu
tuai pilous iv i 1 ‘buua N lf lit C a ll «41
F. M. HELLWARTH
further nnd more particular information, address The News.
* I For sale, fine heme in city, with
25 acres, 10 cultivated.
P H Y S I C I A N A N D SURGEON
iiS& SS Phone368
JAS. Q. MCLTZKL,
Attornay at Law
Pratile# lu all tbe Slats oourla
Sulle II Huth lire,man Bldg., phone m
D r . A . G . A t w ood!
D E N T IS T
H For sale, 80 a. 1} mi. north of city
20 a. improved; 25 u. good timber;
plenty of pasture ami watt r.
H To rent, 12-r house,
16 Two acres, cultivated, fruit, ber
ries; fi r. house, sheds; water, elec
tric light; will divide
Palla City, Or
R. L CHAPMAN
F uneral Dlrectoi
W a altand ta all aeark prom ptly.
12 For sale, lots 7, 8, 11, 23 him k K,
and lots II and I'.’ block F. Will
trade for Poiiluml property.
Dalla# aad Falla C ity, Oa
S iw tn e e e C a r t a
jf a U 8 (Iitv> 1 b o
P. 'Otta, Proprietor
I? Three acres, adjoining city.
I* Five acres, in city.
Six lots, no improvements; cheap
Lot 5 and 20 ft. of lot I Ink D, 70
feet front, on North Muin street, is
for sale at a bargain; lest building
lol in town. See F. K. Hubbard.
F. K. Hubbard Realty Company
In T h e N e w s o f f i c e , F a l l s City
Abstracts of title promptly fur-
L ir bed. Rates reasonable. Brown A
Sibley, 010 Mill St., Dallas, Or.
For Rent— 7 room house with
bath, #10 per in mill. Apply at
Bullies' Barber shop.
Bohle’s Barber Shops
Palls City, Oraeon
Where you (an gel a Shtve. lair Cat, laih
. or 'Shine
A„a nt tor Dallas Ste am Laundry
Handle, lorwarded 'liiradey evening
HI'II.IM NO CONTHACTOK
Fulls City, Ore.
' oNTKAi-roHS AND HI'II.liKHS
Elle & Elle
Contractors and Builders
Falls City has a 12 grade school with a four-year high school
course, with principal, assistant, and eight grade teacheis. Its
diplomas are accepted by the higher schools in lieu of exainina-
ations. 1 lie entire community is justly proud of the school,
See us before you build.
We may save you money.
'1 l.e Religious organizations are; Adventist, Catholic, Christian,
Free Methodist, Methodist Episcopal, (jet man Lutheran.
G. L. H A W K I N S
The Fratc-inal societies: Ind. Order of Oddfellows, Rebekalis,
Masons, Knights of Pythias, Pythian Sisters, Modern Woodmen of
Anierha, Royal Neighbors o f America, Woodmen of the World,
Women of Woodcraft.
Free reading room.
P h y e l o l a n and S u r g e o n
* Lots 13. I I, 15, lti, block O, at a
bargain; #100 cash, bal. on terms
cerning: Falls City and its possibilites for future development are
requested to read the information given in these two columns. For
p r o fC M t e n a l C a r t a
MARBLE A N D G R ANITE
Gem theatre, photoplay.
H yd ro-electric light generated by the power of the falls; owned
by the Falls City Electric Co , W. B. Stevens president, H. C.
Brown vice-president ami manager, A. W. Stevens secretary and
Telephone system, w ith long-distance connections. C. J. Pugh
B u s in e s s E n t e r p r is e s
TH E BEST
Tobacco and Cigars
Fllis’ Confectionary Store.
Falls C 'ty h> well provided with the usual business enterprises.
The News contains the announcements of the following business
and professional men of the c i t y :
Bakery, D. Toller,
Bank of Falls City, W. F. Nichols cashier.
Barber shops, Wrn. Boble.
Carpenters and Builders, File & File, S. Ouderkirk.
Clothier, Tailor and gents’ furnisher, Chas. Hurlung.
Confectionery stores: B. L. Ellis, It. B. Harrington.
Drug store, M. L. Thompson.
Dentist, Dr. A. G. Atwood.
Department store, N. Selig.
Funeral director, R. L. Chapman.
Furniture, J. C. Talbott A Co.
General stores. N. Selig, F. C. Lumber Co., F. C. Merc. Co.
Hardware store. .1. C. Tallott A Co,
Hotels: Fails City Hotel, Fritz Proege, owner and manager;
'1 he Msdetia, Mrs. Mae Nichols, Mrs. Dennis, managers
Jewelry store. VV. A. Persey.
Newspaper, the Falls City News, I ) L Wood & Son.
Photoplay fneatre, the Gem. C. J. Pugh.
Physicians, Dr. W. B. Officer; Dr F. M. Hellwnitn.
Pressing ami cleaning parlor, I. A. Johnston.
Railroads, baiem. Falls City A Western, Southern Pacific.
Real estate agent, F. K. Hubbard Realty Co.
Restaurant, The Madena; Wm. Finley, owner.
Saloons: Tne Oregon, C. W. Matthews; The Idaho, Chas. Mix.
C. W. Matthews, Proprietor
P llo N B
Bundles sent Tuesday evenings.
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